Monday, November 30, 2009

A Sticky Situation

Wow.... this is a different taste sensation. I can curl my tongue in ways I never thought possible.

Hey.... this goo you fed me is sticking to the roof of my mouth... hmmm, yet it tastes so good! But, seriously... why is it still sticking to the inside of my mouth?!

Arrggg! The dreaded Peanut Butter! I heard about this from my doggy friends at daycare. They warned me that my Mom and Dad may someday try this for amusement purposes, but how could I resist this wonderful new flavor?

Plllffffff!!! That's what I think of this little experiment, Mom & Dad. I still love you, though.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

A Day at the Dog Park

Remington and Bailey had another play date this weekend. We went to the off-leash dog park near 119th and Quivera. It was a great experience! Here are some of my favorite moments.

Hey, what are you doing down there, Mr.??!

Remmy says "see my crazy eye??!"

Bailey says, "see mine??!"

Lisa, as any other fellow girl dog owner would do, dressed up her doggy in an elf costume for Christmas. I think she looked adorable, although the other dogs may have been secretly exchanging confused looks and giggles.

When I saw this adorable lab plop down in a huge mud puddle (the owner shaking her head in disbelief and trying not to laugh too hard), I ran over to the hilarious scene and snapped some pictures. Here is a moment in this doggy's head.

What are you looking at Mom? So, this mud stuff feels good. I like it.

Mmm, it tastes good too. Yum.

Hmm, by the look on your face, I hope I am not in trouble later for this.

Hahahah, but I don't care, it's worth it!!! I love the feeling of this cold muddy goodness! It's kind of like those spa treatments you do, Mom.

Ok, maybe I should have put some more thought into this. I forgot that I might need a bath after this. Oooh, I hate clean water.

Yes, this definitely was not a good idea.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Happy Howl-idays! Treat your Pet to a Photo Shoot!

Is your furry friend tired of the same old holiday gifts?

Every year, it's the same routine. Wrap up a gift, put it under the tree and watch in amusement as your best furry buddy struggles adorably to "unwrap" the treasure with his teeth.

This year, give your pet something to salivate for! A fun one-hour photo shoot, now 1/2 off in November and December! That means a paws-itively fun 1 hour photo session for $37.50 (normally $75). You will receive a CD of high resolution images and also post processing editing on the images also. Any new client who has not yet booked and reserves a session by November 30, will receive an enlarged print of of their favorite photo for free! Contact me at for my availability.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Charger - Likes: Hot Dogs; Dislikes: Feline Species

I still remember the first day I met my friend Erin and Greg's dog, Charger. Back in 2005, when I first visited their home, Erin was in awe when Charger immediately was drawn to me and did not continue to bark. She even said he appeared to like me more than he liked her! (But I know that's not true and Charger loves you very much, Erin!)

So, when I recently learned that Erin wanted me to take some photos of Greg and Charger, I was extremely excited to capture these precious memories. This sweetheart of a Golden Retriever mix is now 14 1/2 years young, gets along just a bit slower and is slightly deaf in his older age. He was only 6 months old when Greg found him wandering around the outside of a Kmart store. When Greg returned from vacation, he noticed this same little stray was still lingering around. Greg did not plan on keeping him, but an unspoken connection was apparent and Charger worked his way into his new forever home and into Greg's heart.

You may be curious about the origination of Charger's name. This feisty character is not a fan of the feline species and would charge any cat that came in his way, including a metal silhouette of a cat in someone's yard that was no match for Charger.

What touched me most about this recent photo shoot was that Charger very recently experienced a flipped stomach (Canine stomach-flip is a serious condition usually found in large breeds. Their chest and abdominal cavities are large and their stomach has plenty of room to move and flip.) Thankfully, he was able to have emergency surgery to correct the problem. I cant imagine how scary this must have been for Greg and Erin. The loss of a pet is a devastating experience and I know this was a blessing that Charger's life was spared. Erin and Greg, I hope you cherish these memories and love them as much as I do!

And now, a moment in Charger's Head:

Oooooh, I see the hot dog goodness.

I am going to start salivating any moment now. Please hurry.

Hey, I can only attempt to jump so many times for this treat. You know I am getting older.

OK, here it comes... Woooo hoooooo!

By the end of the shoot, Charger appears to be exhausted and thinking, "Are we done yet???!!"

"Seriously, are we done? Modeling is rough work for a dog my age. Afterall, I am about 100 in human years!" OK, Charger, with that pitiful expression, I finally put the camera away. Love this sweet dog!!